Crossing Over
Crossing Over (2009)

Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. "In… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 9, 2009
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16%
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49%



Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Crossing Over is flagrant and heavy-handed about a situation that deserves more deliberate treatment, and joins its characters with coincidences that strain believability.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Any one of these stories, if properly fleshed out and shorn of contrivance, would have made for a perfectly serviceable film. Instead, we have lots of hysterical little bits of nothing much.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[Crossing Over] has a paint-by-numbers quality.

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Don Groves
sbs.com.au

Multicultural hot pot boils over into farce.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

There are good performances here, but the sheer number dilutes their power, leaving the movie a bit of a mess.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Part of the reason why Crossing Over doesn't work is that too many of the hurdles [director] Kramer places in front of his protagonists often feel like the product of a writer's imagination instead of real-life experiences.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

The film manages to sustain a general air of dull preachiness without ever having much to say for itself.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

You see, it's all a bit too interlocking, a cable series jammed into a couple of hours.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The film is so choppy, especially in the final going, it appears that entire reels have been cut.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's compassionate, decent-minded and highly watchable, but as angry, heavy-handed and overemphatic as a rubber stamp crashing down on an immigration form.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
A really good movie with Harrison Ford. It's been a long time since I could utter those words.
Anthony Lawrie
Crossing over is much better than Crash. It's less contrived but still convoluted and woefully misjudged with some painful stereotypical prejudices. There… More
Mark Walker
Harrison Ford the whip cracking hero of old can hardly pick a good film to save himself these days but Crossing Over is decent effort. He plays an immigration… More
Cassandra Maples
I wasn't expecting another Crash from Crossing Over, and I didn't get another Crash. Crossing Over follows a number of people and their troubles with… More
Bruce Bruce
Harrison Ford plays an immigration officer and movie shows different cases that are handled everyday. Was I touched, not in the slightest. Becoming a legal… More
Roy Gutteridge
The whole thing's about as enjoyable as a holiday to Guantanamo Bay. Less a movie and more a two-hour finger wag.